First report of the assassin bug Epidaus wangi (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) from India

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Swapnil S. Boyane
Hemant V. Ghate


The assassin bug, Epidaus wangi Chen, Zhu, Wang & Cai, 2016 was originally described from Tibet, China.  It is being reported from India for the first time.

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Boyane, S.S. and Ghate, H.V. 2020. First report of the assassin bug Epidaus wangi (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 10 (Jul. 2020), 16389–16391. DOI:
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Hemant V. Ghate, Post-Graduate Research Centre, Department of Zoology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005, India.

Retired Head of the Department


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